Green Partnership Fund

The 2020 Green Partnership Fund application period is now closed. The next funding round will open in fall of 2020. 

Pierce Conservation District established the Green Partnership Fund in 2004 as a small grants program to help us further the goals of natural resource conservation throughout Pierce County. Today, the fund is helping the District achieve our long-term vision of engaging everyone in Pierce County in creating a healthy environment and thriving community.

The heart of the District’s mission is our collaborative efforts with organizational partners, voluntary local landowners, and citizen volunteers to improve water quality, promote sustainable agriculture, create thriving habitat, and build an equitable and healthy food system for all. The fund is one of the many ways we work collaboratively to achieve our goals.

Volunteers helped the Nisqually Land Trust pull invasive weeds and plant native trees and shrubs along Ohop Creek, an important salmon stream, as part of 2018 funded project.

Lackamas Flats - Tree tube removal

The Student Stewards project of Citizens for a Healthy Bay was funded in 2018 and so far has reached over 1,200 students with hands-on environmental education and habitat restoration activities.

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Available Funding:

For the 2019 grant round, approximately $75,000 of total funding will be available in two funding pools:

  • One (1) large project will be funded at up to $25,000
  • Five to Ten (5-10) small scale projects between $5,000 - $10,000

Proposals must be for a minimum of $5,000. Large project proposals should make clear whether project sponsors are willing to accept partial funding, and how partial funding would be used, if they also want to be eligible for the small-scale projects pool of funding.

For all projects, we strongly encourage partnering with other organizations or groups. This may be particularly important for small groups or organizations who may struggle to achieve the $5,000 minimum ask requirement.